Statement on the California Gubernatorial Inauguration, from Catherine Reheis-Boyd, President, Western States Petroleum Association

“The Western States Petroleum Association welcomes Governor Newsom as the 40th governor of California.

“A new administration will bring fresh ideas and perspectives to policy discussions that can protect the environment while providing energy independence, good-paying jobs, and reliable, affordable sources of energy to all Californians.

“Oil and gas will remain a vital part of the energy mix for the foreseeable future and we look forward to working with Governor Newsom and the new administration on planning for a truly sustainable energy future. Our work together must protect the environment and the more than 368,000 oil and gas industry jobs that provide opportunities for upward mobility and economic growth in the communities we serve.”

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